The build to NXT TakeOver: In Your House picked up with the first match being confirmed for the show last night.
After Karrion Kross won his second match for NXT, he was confronted by the returning Tommaso Ciampa. It was the first time Ciampa has appeared since he was attacked by Kross last month.
Ciampa officially introduced himself to Kross. Ciampa said NXT is his home, but Kross already knows that and that's why he made a point by attacking the main attraction. Ciampa said Kross is special and stands out even in a locker room full of the best professional wrestlers in the world. But Ciampa is special too, and that's why he had to come out and let him know it will be Ciampa vs. Kross at TakeOver.
In a matchup of top contenders in the women's division, Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai faced off in last night's main event. They were interrupted by Charlotte Flair, with the NXT Women's Champion standing tall after taking out both Ripley and Shirai.
Damian Priest issued a TakeOver challenge to Finn Balor, while the feud between Mia Yim & Keith Lee and Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano continued heading into the June 7 special.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: Owen Hart Q&A, Shad, RAW ratings, AEW and NXT notes, more! 5/21
- The Young Bucks, Hangman Page appear on AEW Dynamite
- Cruiserweight tiebreaker match announced for NXT next week
- Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher 'cage fight' set for next week's NXT
- Battle royal announced for next week's AEW Dynamite
- Shawn Spears vs. Dustin Rhodes added to AEW Double or Nothing
- Ciampa vs. Kross official for NXT TakeOver: In Your House
- AEW Dynamite live results: Double or Nothing go-home show
- WWE NXT live results: Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai
WWE NXT video highlights --
Karrion Kross vs. Liam Gray
Tommaso Ciampa confronts Karrion Kross
Interim Cruiserweight title tournament match: El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Akira Tozawa
Thatcher challenges Riddle to a match that can only be won by knockout or submission
A special look at Shotzi Blackheart
Mia Yim vs. Santana Garrett, Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano target Yim
Adam Cole plans on celebrating one year as NXT Champion next week
Dexter Lumis vs. Roderick Strong
Masked men attack Akira Tozawa in the parking lot
Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Ever-Rise
Keith Lee has a problem with the new Gargano way
Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher will face off in a cage next week
Interim Cruiserweight title tournament match: Kushida vs. Drake Maverick
Damian Priest challenges Finn Balor for NXT TakeOver: In Your House
Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai
NXT fallout: Drake Maverick thrives on adversity
NXT fallout: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch are coming for the NXT Tag Team titles